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In the study, a comparison was made on the linguistic and physical differences between Bishnupriya Manipuris and Meitei Manipuris. Various reasons for the exodus of Bishnupriya Manipuris from Manipur were discussed with sufficient relevant references. The study also reveals the approach of King Garib Nawaj towards Bishnupriya Manipuris, Burmese invasions, and related consequences. Various issues related to Manipur and Meiteis were also highlighted, such as religious conversions, terrorism, etc. Later, a theoretical comparison was made among the Bishnupriya Manipuris of Manipur and those of other states in India and Bangladesh, and it was found in the study that the Bishnupriya Manipuris other than Manipur are living good lives and getting more liberties. Hence, the exodus of the community was considered a blessing for the community.